Therapists in Big Bear, CA

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Jillian Cubbison
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Big Bear, CA 92314
I am a skilled, friendly, and trustworthy therapist with a passion to help others develop the mindset and tools to walk through life with joy and freedom. Whether you're facing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, life transitions, or the stressful "hamster wheel" of life, I am here to help. I provide a safe and non-judgmental "come-as-you-are" atmosphere where we will work together to achieve your unique goals. My style is warm with an individualized approach that includes strength-based, narrative, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
I am a skilled, friendly, and trustworthy therapist with a passion to help others develop the mindset and tools to walk through life with joy and freedom. Whether you're facing depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD, life transitions, or the stressful "hamster wheel" of life, I am here to help. I provide a safe and non-judgmental "come-as-you-are" atmosphere where we will work together to achieve your unique goals. My style is warm with an individualized approach that includes strength-based, narrative, CBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing.
(628) 214-2901 View (628) 214-2901
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Dawn Hull
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LISW
Verified Verified
Big Bear, CA 92314  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone deserves to live a life that makes them excited to wake up in the morning. Unfortunately, many people live imprisoned in negativity brought upon by childhood trauma, abusive relationships, or toxic work environments. One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story and take steps to create a life worth living. My goal is to provide a safe place to work through your pain to understand the patterns that have kept you feeling stuck and help you get on a path towards self-compassion, healthy relationships, and overall contentment.
I believe that everyone deserves to live a life that makes them excited to wake up in the morning. Unfortunately, many people live imprisoned in negativity brought upon by childhood trauma, abusive relationships, or toxic work environments. One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story and take steps to create a life worth living. My goal is to provide a safe place to work through your pain to understand the patterns that have kept you feeling stuck and help you get on a path towards self-compassion, healthy relationships, and overall contentment.
(909) 324-6171 View (909) 324-6171
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Cece Martinez, LCSW
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Big Bear, CA 92314
Therapy is a process and I know it takes a lot of courage to seek it out. I believe that all of us have in us the right tools to change our lives and achieve our goals. Sometimes, all it takes is a little guidance and support from someone who might have a different perspective. As a licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in Maternal Mental Health, Reproductive Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Grief, Anxiety Depression and managing stress using specific interventions like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based, Solution Focused, and mindfulness training.
Therapy is a process and I know it takes a lot of courage to seek it out. I believe that all of us have in us the right tools to change our lives and achieve our goals. Sometimes, all it takes is a little guidance and support from someone who might have a different perspective. As a licensed clinical social worker, I specialize in Maternal Mental Health, Reproductive Trauma, Adjustment Disorders, Grief, Anxiety Depression and managing stress using specific interventions like Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strength Based, Solution Focused, and mindfulness training.
(442) 465-4378 View (442) 465-4378
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Monica Borschel
PhD
Verified Verified
Big Bear, CA 92314
I am a coach, not a licensed therapist. Divorce and attachment traumas can leave a lasting impact on one’s life, making it difficult to move forward and create a bright future. However, with the proper support and guidance, overcoming these obstacles and emerging stronger than ever is possible. That’s where I come in as an Attachment and Divorce Recovery Coach. With almost 15 years of experience studying the effects of abuse, loss, and unhealthy relationships, I bring knowledge and expertise to every coaching session.
I am a coach, not a licensed therapist. Divorce and attachment traumas can leave a lasting impact on one’s life, making it difficult to move forward and create a bright future. However, with the proper support and guidance, overcoming these obstacles and emerging stronger than ever is possible. That’s where I come in as an Attachment and Divorce Recovery Coach. With almost 15 years of experience studying the effects of abuse, loss, and unhealthy relationships, I bring knowledge and expertise to every coaching session.
(909) 655-5802 View (909) 655-5802
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Teje Aliberti
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT, LPCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Big Bear, CA 92314
Effective Talk Therapy for Individuals & Couples. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives and yet they can be so problematic, stressful and confusing. Whether you are struggling with a partner, spouse, family member, child, parent or co-worker, it can be helpful to speak with a relationship specialist. Therapy Where You Need it. When You Need It. Dually Licensed and honored to be Serving all California and Hawaii Residents. Easy scheduling and reliable effective support. For quick online scheduling and additional information, please visit: www.TejeCounseling.com
Effective Talk Therapy for Individuals & Couples. Relationships are one of the most important aspects of our lives and yet they can be so problematic, stressful and confusing. Whether you are struggling with a partner, spouse, family member, child, parent or co-worker, it can be helpful to speak with a relationship specialist. Therapy Where You Need it. When You Need It. Dually Licensed and honored to be Serving all California and Hawaii Residents. Easy scheduling and reliable effective support. For quick online scheduling and additional information, please visit: www.TejeCounseling.com
(949) 234-6576 View (949) 234-6576
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Norina Verduzco-Murphy MSW, LCSW & Associates
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW
Verified Verified
Big Bear, CA 92314
Immediate openings in Los Angeles! We strive to make therapy accessible to everyone. We accept insurance, and have weekend and evening availability, with appts offered as late as 7 pm! You will find that my associates and I offer compassion, empathy, and support as you work to heal and grow. We love children and families. Our goal is to help kids have emotional healthy childhoods and support parents in peaceful family interactions. Please see our website to read more about the qualified and amazing therapists available to help you reach your goals. We thank you for considering us in this important investment in yourself.
Immediate openings in Los Angeles! We strive to make therapy accessible to everyone. We accept insurance, and have weekend and evening availability, with appts offered as late as 7 pm! You will find that my associates and I offer compassion, empathy, and support as you work to heal and grow. We love children and families. Our goal is to help kids have emotional healthy childhoods and support parents in peaceful family interactions. Please see our website to read more about the qualified and amazing therapists available to help you reach your goals. We thank you for considering us in this important investment in yourself.
(909) 317-3360 View (909) 317-3360
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Norina Verduzco-Murphy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Big Bear, CA 92314
As a licensed therapist, I see my role as one in which I assist clients in creating an emotional, physical and spiritual balance in their lives. My therapy style is based on a variety of approaches with consideration of each client's values, cultural identity, strengths, and life experiences. I am particularly skilled in working with parenting, children, living with chronic pain/illness, trauma,survivors of child abuse, depression/anxiety, grief, postpartum mood d/o, and pregnancy/infant loss. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to help them make lasting change.
As a licensed therapist, I see my role as one in which I assist clients in creating an emotional, physical and spiritual balance in their lives. My therapy style is based on a variety of approaches with consideration of each client's values, cultural identity, strengths, and life experiences. I am particularly skilled in working with parenting, children, living with chronic pain/illness, trauma,survivors of child abuse, depression/anxiety, grief, postpartum mood d/o, and pregnancy/infant loss. I enjoy working collaboratively with clients to help them make lasting change.
(909) 962-1629 View (909) 962-1629

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Judith C. Henri-Farry, LMFT
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Sugarloaf, CA 92386
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling? During these uncertain times, do you sometimes feel like life is getting out of control? For over 30 years, people have been coming to me for help with transforming their broken hearts into hearts filled with LOVE, their troubled minds into minds seeking NEW VISTAS and wounded spirits into spirits filled with HOPE. You can enrich your life by learning how your brain creates change along with cognitive and emotional restructuring techniques designed to promote your own creative problem solving process.
Are you struggling? During these uncertain times, do you sometimes feel like life is getting out of control? For over 30 years, people have been coming to me for help with transforming their broken hearts into hearts filled with LOVE, their troubled minds into minds seeking NEW VISTAS and wounded spirits into spirits filled with HOPE. You can enrich your life by learning how your brain creates change along with cognitive and emotional restructuring techniques designed to promote your own creative problem solving process.
(562) 669-4167 View (562) 669-4167
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Gina Weiss
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT
Verified Verified
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
I most enjoy working with clients who are willing to look within and accept responsibility (not blame) for their thoughts, feelings and behavior. I feel especially honored to work with clients who have had traumatic childhood experiences, including sexual abuse. Although these events can have devastating consequences, I have found that survivors of childhood trauma can also be catapulted to higher than usual levels of consciousness and well-being when the traumas are healed. In other words, therapy is a very gratifying journey to walk with a client. I work well with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, eating disorders and dissociative disorders.
I most enjoy working with clients who are willing to look within and accept responsibility (not blame) for their thoughts, feelings and behavior. I feel especially honored to work with clients who have had traumatic childhood experiences, including sexual abuse. Although these events can have devastating consequences, I have found that survivors of childhood trauma can also be catapulted to higher than usual levels of consciousness and well-being when the traumas are healed. In other words, therapy is a very gratifying journey to walk with a client. I work well with anxiety, depression, chronic pain, eating disorders and dissociative disorders.
(909) 474-7893 View (909) 474-7893
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Jennifer Patricia Jeter
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT
Verified Verified
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
I believe that the goal of "happiness" we are all striving for, is not that of elation, but inner peace. Without an understanding of this subtle difference, many of us can find ourselves on a slightly different path than we have intended. Much of my work focuses on helping my clients find acceptance in themselves in order to listen to their own voices and create a life that is fulfilling. I believe that each of my clients are the experts in their own lives. In that way, our sessions become a joint process--rather than an "expert/patient" experience.
I believe that the goal of "happiness" we are all striving for, is not that of elation, but inner peace. Without an understanding of this subtle difference, many of us can find ourselves on a slightly different path than we have intended. Much of my work focuses on helping my clients find acceptance in themselves in order to listen to their own voices and create a life that is fulfilling. I believe that each of my clients are the experts in their own lives. In that way, our sessions become a joint process--rather than an "expert/patient" experience.
(619) 866-6656 View (619) 866-6656
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Chiara V. Cabiglio
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate, AMFT, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315  (Online Only)
Are you an adolescent who feels crippled by anxiety and depression? Or a couple who feels trapped in a cycle of distrust, blame, and feeling unheard, unseen, or misunderstood by your partner? Or maybe you are an adult living with chronic illness and trauma and feel hopeless that you’ll ever truly heal and live your life free of invisible disability? I’ve been where you are and know what it’s like to feel stuck, afraid, lost and alone. Seeking therapy is the beginning of you blooming into a lotus flower and rising from the ashes. You have the answers within you and the capacity to heal. I'm a transpersonal therapist here to walk
Are you an adolescent who feels crippled by anxiety and depression? Or a couple who feels trapped in a cycle of distrust, blame, and feeling unheard, unseen, or misunderstood by your partner? Or maybe you are an adult living with chronic illness and trauma and feel hopeless that you’ll ever truly heal and live your life free of invisible disability? I’ve been where you are and know what it’s like to feel stuck, afraid, lost and alone. Seeking therapy is the beginning of you blooming into a lotus flower and rising from the ashes. You have the answers within you and the capacity to heal. I'm a transpersonal therapist here to walk
(562) 358-5036 View (562) 358-5036
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Thomas Nabors
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315  (Online Only)
I view therapy as a safe space where clients can feel empowered to share their stories as they experience them. My primary goal as a clinician is not to “fix” you, my goal is to support you on your internal journey as you cultivate the skills necessary to grow and heal in a conducive manner. My function as a clinician is to help clients navigate and dissect their stories as a way to help them understand the meaning behind their experiences. I always encourage my clients to come to therapy as they are and we will begin the therapeutic process from there. I DO NOT work with MINORS, COUPLES, and FAMILIES.
I view therapy as a safe space where clients can feel empowered to share their stories as they experience them. My primary goal as a clinician is not to “fix” you, my goal is to support you on your internal journey as you cultivate the skills necessary to grow and heal in a conducive manner. My function as a clinician is to help clients navigate and dissect their stories as a way to help them understand the meaning behind their experiences. I always encourage my clients to come to therapy as they are and we will begin the therapeutic process from there. I DO NOT work with MINORS, COUPLES, and FAMILIES.
(323) 433-5829 View (323) 433-5829
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Josh Marshall
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, LCSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
Life stressors and adverse experiences can become overwhelming. Many people find themselves in a place where they could benefit from some extra support. My goal is to explore with you what is holding you back from feeling more aware of and connected with the direction of your life. I provide a welcoming, non-judgmental space to help you discover inner wounds, wisdom, and healing.
Life stressors and adverse experiences can become overwhelming. Many people find themselves in a place where they could benefit from some extra support. My goal is to explore with you what is holding you back from feeling more aware of and connected with the direction of your life. I provide a welcoming, non-judgmental space to help you discover inner wounds, wisdom, and healing.
(909) 351-0743 View (909) 351-0743

Online Therapists

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Cynthia Plascencia
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Torrance, CA 90505
Hi, my name is Cynthia Plascencia, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I am based in Southern California. I work with children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults who experience PTSD, trauma, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, behavior, and emotional disorders in children, using a Humanist/Person-Centered approach.
Hi, my name is Cynthia Plascencia, and I am a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. I am based in Southern California. I work with children, adolescents/teenagers, and adults who experience PTSD, trauma, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, behavior, and emotional disorders in children, using a Humanist/Person-Centered approach.
(310) 870-3924 View (310) 870-3924
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Irina Strekalova
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT
Verified Verified
Redlands, CA 92374
Hello, my name is Irina Strekalova and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in a private practice in Arcadia, CA, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in treating depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, life transition difficulties, relationship problems using different approaches to help client to achieve their goals. I assist clients through life transitions and challenges that lead to depression, anxiety, decreased self-confidence, relationship problems, or negative behaviors they would like to change.
Hello, my name is Irina Strekalova and I am a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) in a private practice in Arcadia, CA, working with clients statewide via telehealth. I work with adults and specialize in treating depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, life transition difficulties, relationship problems using different approaches to help client to achieve their goals. I assist clients through life transitions and challenges that lead to depression, anxiety, decreased self-confidence, relationship problems, or negative behaviors they would like to change.
(650) 334-0206 View (650) 334-0206
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Lindsay Burke
Marriage & Family Therapist, MS, LMFT, BI
Verified Verified
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Hi! I’m Lindsay and I’m the founder of LIFT Therapy, a licensed therapist, coach, a martial artist, wife, and parent. I help individuals with their most intimate relationships- with partners, family members and close friends. I also support those in tricky dynamics with narcissistic, exploitive and manipulative personalities. In my experience working with deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed adults and children, I found my passion for addressing generational trauma by helping adults heal early childhood trauma and by teaching a new generation of parents how to raise children using an attachment-based lens.
Hi! I’m Lindsay and I’m the founder of LIFT Therapy, a licensed therapist, coach, a martial artist, wife, and parent. I help individuals with their most intimate relationships- with partners, family members and close friends. I also support those in tricky dynamics with narcissistic, exploitive and manipulative personalities. In my experience working with deeply traumatized and emotionally disturbed adults and children, I found my passion for addressing generational trauma by helping adults heal early childhood trauma and by teaching a new generation of parents how to raise children using an attachment-based lens.
(323) 870-9342 View (323) 870-9342
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Jenny Hoit
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, ATR, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Santa Monica, CA 90404
I’m here to help you creatively navigate your challenges and feel more at home in your life. Your experience of therapy will be uniquely your own. Our work together can focus on specific goals or it can be exploratory and non-linear. While talking will usually be a large part of therapy, we may also include writing, reflective exercises, meditation practices, story telling, role playing, therapeutic touch, and art making. As we work together, we'll continue to discover what approaches work best for you. I offer therapy over the phone, also known as remote therapy, to accommodate challenges you may have with coming to my office.
I’m here to help you creatively navigate your challenges and feel more at home in your life. Your experience of therapy will be uniquely your own. Our work together can focus on specific goals or it can be exploratory and non-linear. While talking will usually be a large part of therapy, we may also include writing, reflective exercises, meditation practices, story telling, role playing, therapeutic touch, and art making. As we work together, we'll continue to discover what approaches work best for you. I offer therapy over the phone, also known as remote therapy, to accommodate challenges you may have with coming to my office.
(323) 948-9018 View (323) 948-9018
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Valerie Johns
Marriage & Family Therapist, MA, MFT
Verified Verified
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254  (Online Only)
We seek therapy for so many reasons: relationship challenges, physical pain, parenting, isolation, depression, anxiety, career. Sometimes it's just hard to live with uncertainty. I work with all kinds of addictions and intimacy challenges. I treat people of all ages who are going through life transitions: graduations, marriage, new baby, career changes, divorce, illness - while others are athletes and artists wanting greater achievements. Many are grieving or just needing someone to listen. Together, we can determine what kind of therapy will work for you.
We seek therapy for so many reasons: relationship challenges, physical pain, parenting, isolation, depression, anxiety, career. Sometimes it's just hard to live with uncertainty. I work with all kinds of addictions and intimacy challenges. I treat people of all ages who are going through life transitions: graduations, marriage, new baby, career changes, divorce, illness - while others are athletes and artists wanting greater achievements. Many are grieving or just needing someone to listen. Together, we can determine what kind of therapy will work for you.
(424) 327-9157 View (424) 327-9157
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Emily Rose Therapy
Marriage & Family Therapist, Emily Waitt, MA, LMFT
Verified Verified
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Hey there, I’m Emily. I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist helping adolescents, young adults, couples, and families work through obstacles and build lasting relationships. My ideal client is someone who comes into therapy with a readiness to engage and a willingness to dive deep into self-exploration. They want to understand the 'whys' of their behavior, the origins of their pain, and they yearn to learn new, healthier ways to cope with life's stressors. They seek to break the cycle of trauma, to build fulfilling relationships, and to move towards a future where their past doesn't dictate their possibilities.
Hey there, I’m Emily. I am a compassionate and dedicated therapist helping adolescents, young adults, couples, and families work through obstacles and build lasting relationships. My ideal client is someone who comes into therapy with a readiness to engage and a willingness to dive deep into self-exploration. They want to understand the 'whys' of their behavior, the origins of their pain, and they yearn to learn new, healthier ways to cope with life's stressors. They seek to break the cycle of trauma, to build fulfilling relationships, and to move towards a future where their past doesn't dictate their possibilities.
(310) 361-2261 View (310) 361-2261
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Maria Paola Cortes Elser
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, L, P, C
Verified Verified
Temecula, CA 92592
Are you feeling lonely? Lack of motivation? Or do you feel overwhelmed, Does life look like it is out of control. Sad and negative thoughts.
Are you feeling lonely? Lack of motivation? Or do you feel overwhelmed, Does life look like it is out of control. Sad and negative thoughts.
(951) 227-7194 x3002 View (951) 227-7194 x3002

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Number of Therapists in Big Bear, CA

< 10

Therapists in Big Bear, CA who prioritize treating:

86% Relationship Issues
86% Anxiety
86% Trauma and PTSD
71% Depression
71% Grief
71% Self Esteem
71% Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
80% Cigna and Evernorth
80% UnitedHealthcare UHC | UBH

How Therapists in Big Bear, CA see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counseling

How can I find a therapist in Big Bear?

Search for nearby therapists or counselors by inputting your city, town, or suburb; or zip code; or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or zip code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors.

Many have been licensed by the country or state where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counseling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counselor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counselors are all licensed mental health professionals. In the US, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counselor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counselors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counselor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the United States could cost between $100 and $200 or more. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your zip code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship. Therapists in the United States are bound by the regulations set out by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), which aims to protect sensitive health information. With very few exceptions, a therapist will only discuss their client with others when the client has given their written permission. The instances in which a therapist would be required to disclose personal information are: if a client poses a danger to themselves or others, if the therapist suspects the abuse of a child or an elderly or otherwise dependent adult, or if they are legally forced to by court order. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed with a client before their first session.